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Not dear neighbours: Antennation and jerking, but not aggression, correlate with genetic relatedness and spatial distance in the ant Lasius niger

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Czaczkes, Tomer J. ; Koch, Alexandra ; Schmid, Sophie ; Trindl, Andreas ; Heinze, Jürgen ; Cordonnier, Marion
Date of publication of this fulltext: 31 Oct 2023 06:05

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1. Neighbour–stranger response differences (NSRDs) are when individuals are either more aggressive (“Nasty Neighbour”) or less aggressive (“Dear Enemy” or “Dear Neighbour”) to direct neighbours than to other competitors perceived as “strangers” by the residents. Such effects are often reported in ants which, being fixed-location central-place foragers, may compete directly with their neighbours ...


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